Jamaican Flag Raised -2014

Jamaican Flag Raised At Wall Street

Roland Hyde Story and Photos

?Proud Jamaicans and Jamaican Americans pose with Consul General, Hon Herman LaMont and Mrs LaMont as they gather at Wall Street, New York to witness the raising of the flag celebrate Jamaica's 52nd Anniversary of Independence.

? Proud Jamaicans and Jamaican Americans pose with Consul General, Herman G. LaMont and Mrs LaMont as they gather at Wall Street, New York to witness the raising of the flag in celebration Jamaica’s 52nd Anniversary of Independence.


Jamaican Consul General to New York, Herman G. LaMont, led a proud group of Jamaicans and Jamaican Americans to Bowling Green-Wall Street, center of the financial district, to raise the Jamaican Flag in celebration of Jamaica’s 52nd Year of Independence. All eyes were glued to the Black, Green and Gold as the Jamaican flag ascended majestically to greet the universally respected American Stars And Stripes with shared dignity and international harmony. The raising of the flag was beautifully executed by Jamaica’s first Olympic Sprinter and 100 m Gold Medalist, Byron LaBeach, together with Chris Roberts and Joan Lewis, Owners of The Door Restaurant and Executive Producers of the Groovin’ In The Park Concert, during the impressive singing of The Jamaica National Anthem by Andrew Clarke, Lead Singer, Founder and Executive Director of Braata Folk Singers, who also delighted the crowd with his masterful singing of The Star Spangled Banner.

Consul General Herman G. LaMont also read the Independence Message from Prime Minister, the Most Honorable Portia Simpson-Miller. Master of Ceremonies is renowned Actor/Playwright/Comedian, E. Wayne McDonald, Founder & Director of the Caribbean Cultural Theatre. Bishop Dr. Cecil Riley of Freedom Hall Church of God gave the Opening Prayer while Deputy Consul General, Derron McCreath, closed the ceremony with the Vote of Thanks. Notable attendees also include Arthur Piccolo, Chairman of the Bowling Green Association who provided the venue and made the event possible, Mrs. Herman LaMont, Vice Consul Pauline Gordon, Executive Assistant Claudette Barrett Francis, Community Relations Officer Christopher Castriota, Tyrone Morrison, Judith Palmer, Community Advocate Joan Flowers, Esq., Community Activist and Reggae Artist Jah Paul, Dub Poet Infinity, Journalist Vinnette Pryce. Videography by Hands-On-Media Services, Radio Personality and JAVA President Dr. Love, 1199SEIU Organizer Cynthia Neita and Officers of NYPD.